Boise Dentist Blog

The professional blog of Doctors Dan Bruce, Steve Bruce, Rosa Pothier and Rob Ririe

Tooth Regeneration

Tooth Regeneration

According to a recent study summarized in AGD Impact and published in the Journal of Structural Biology, tooth regeneration may soon replace fillings.  The study focused on regrowing dentin in damaged teeth with the help of a calcium-containing solution of ions.  The solution allows some parts of teeth to be...

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The lifecycle of a restored tooth

The lifecycle of a restored tooth

Often, when I tell people I am a dentist, I get a number of tooth-related questions.  Today I was talking to someone at the store and they asked how long a filling is supposed to last.  Even in the absence of decay or tooth fracture, a filling usually will not...

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Why do I need a crown?

Why do I need a crown?

Often, when I tell people I am a dentist, I get a number of tooth-related questions.  Today I was talking to someone at the store and they asked how long a filling is supposed to last.  Even in the absence of decay or tooth fracture, a filling usually will not...

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Boise Sedation Dentistry

Boise Sedation Dentistry

If you or someone you know dreads going to the dentist, oral sedation could be a great option. Oral sedation involves taking a pill before you come into the office to make you relaxed about your appointment. Oral sedation is safe and effective and can aid in performing large amounts...

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a topic of much discussion in medicine and dentistry recently.  Sleep apnea occurs when a person stops breathing while sleeping, causing oxygen to not get into the blood.  The gold standard for sleep apnea treatment is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device.  CPAP stops sleep apnea...

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Value in Dentistry

Value in Dentistry

In the effort to continually improve our practice, we have recently been asking patients to complete short surveys after their appointments.  One question we ask is, "Taking into account quality and service, do you feel our dental office provides a good value?"  So what is value?  We believe it is not the lowest...

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